Making of Chanel Haute Couture A/W 17

In a fashion industry dominated by high-speed, low-cost production and instant trend gratification, watching truly skilled artisans painstakingly handcrafting the most luxurious haute couture gowns is a total breath of fresh air.

Watching a catwalk show for a high fashion house like Chanel is always a sparkling spectacle, full of glamour, drama, and celebrity, but the fleeting excitement of a twenty-minute showcase is nothing compared to seeing the clothes up close, and experiencing the intricate details, knowing the time, effort and skill that goes into them.

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Watch behind the scenes of the Chanel's Autumn/Winter 17/18 collection, which made headlines with it's bold silhouettes, a cult classic hat, psychadelic make-up and of course, Karl Lagerfeld's custom built Eiffel Tower as a backdrop.

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Ruth MacGilp is an Edinburgh based blogger, and an activist for all things ethical in the fashion industry, as well as supporting the #shopsmall and #shoplocal movements through her work.
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